AEW’s newest signee, Roderick Strong, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for May 3rd.
Roderick Strong Biography:
Birth Name: Christopher Lindsey
Age: 39 (July 26th, 1983)
Weight: 200 pounds
Place of Birth: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Accolades: 1x NXT Cruiserweight Champion, 1x NXT North American Champion, 2x NXT Tag Team Champion, 1x Ring of Honor World Champion, 1x ROH Tag Team Champion, 2x ROH World TV Champion, 1x PWG World Champion, 3x PWG Tag Team Champion, #13 on PWI 500 in 2011 and 2016
For years, Roderick Strong was a mainstay on NXT alongside people like Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano. However, after an extended absence from NXT television over the past few months, Strong surprisingly showed up on AEW. In honor of his first match on AEW, he is today’s Wrestler of the Day.
The son of a college wrestler, Strong trained to be a professional wrestler with WWE Hall of Famer Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart. The training paid off, as he joined Ring of Honor in 2003. A high point of his time in ROH was defeating the wrestler soon to be known as Seth Rollins for the ROH World Title. In addition to ROH, Roderick Strong also wrestled in TNA, Japan, and PWG. Like many stars, ROH served as a springboard for his career and he signed with WWE in 2016.
Strong debuted in NXT, where he would spend his entire run with WWE. While he won several titles, he also joined several factions. The most notable of which, The Undisputed Era, also featured Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly. Despite a solid run on NXT, WWE never called Strong up to the main roster. This led to his departure from WWE after being written out of his storyline with Diamond Mine. Tonight, he picked up his first victory in AEW in an eight-man tag match alongside former NXT stablemate Adam Cole.
Photo Credit: AEW